Most of the regional exams like UPPSC, BPSC, TNPSC, KPSC, TRB and other public service commission exams are conducted in english as well as in local languages.
Usually Legacy fonts like Kruti Dev (Hindi), Baamini (Tamil), Manorama (Malayalam), Priyanka (Telugu), Nudi (Kannada) are used to compose the local language questions.
But online exam software don’t support such font types. Even worse, they ask you to convert the content you composed using legacy fonts to unicode font format, which adds to the confusion even further.
Our online exam software supports unicode fonts out of the box. It can also be extended to support legacy fonts easily. If you use legacy fonts, here are the 4 simple steps involved to use them in Testpress.
Regional Fonts can be of two types:
Unicode fonts are easy to support as browser has built in support. Legacy fonts are difficult to support because they are not supported in browsers by default.
Legacy Font is those that we use commonly in Hindi Typing such as Kruti Dev, Devlys, Krishna, Chankya, etc. To identify a font that it is Legacy font double click on font file if the font is shown in Hindi then it's a Legacy Hindi Font. Which is greatly used for hindi typing in India. To type and show Hindi font you have to install Hindi font on your computer system. download the Hindi font form link given below and install them the procedure for installation given below.
The most common font for Hindi Typing is Kruti Dev font. It is used for Typing Test Examination in Many states.
Devlys, Krishna, Chanakya, Akriti etc are some other legacy Hindi fonts.
Baamini (Tamil), Manorama (Malayalam), Priyanka (Telugu), Nudi (Kannada) etc
We are based out of Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh. We don’t have great Broadband connectivity. We had to rely on Intranet for conducting Online exams for the students. We were using a software developed by a company in Vijayawada. Our students and our Content processing team faced a lot of problems with the previous software. Our computer operators had to upload the questions and create the username and password in each lab server.
“We are using Testpress's Offline exam solution for our All India Mock Tests. Our students hardly find any issues while taking the exam. Conducting exams in 76+ centres has become very easy for us now.”
We have more than 20 computer labs across south India. When all students start the exam at the same time, we had lots of issues among students because of Broadband speed. With the help of Testpress's offline exam software we never face problems now.